A virtual memorial service for Annie Glenn will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. The service will be recorded at Broad Street Presbyterian Church with no parishioners or guests in attendance due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We will share information about how to access the service once that is finalized.
Sermon by Amy Miracle
Children’s Time and Happy Birthday, Church Party with Brittany Porch
Video Message from Peru Mission Partners Jed and Jenny Koball
We will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Music will include the Wailin’ Jennys’ song “One Voice”
Pre-recorded service will be streamed at 8:45 a.m. and then available throughout the rest of the morning and week
Online Meditation Class
Each Tuesday Night
Every Tuesday night, spend an hour developing calm, mindfulness, and compassion. Broad Street member, experienced meditation teacher, and health educator Betty Brown is offering an online meditation class at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
If interested, email Betty at email@example.com to receive the Zoom link.
Heart and Spirit
Click the button below to see a variety of resources for all ages you may find helpful or meaningful during this time of social distancing. We will be updating this list regularly, so check back.
Update: May 2020
BSPC Food Pantry – The Food Pantry remains open. Food pantries are essential services, exempt from the stay-at-home order. To stop the spread of COVID-19, we now have drive-through service. No car? Just wait in the garden and a volunteer will bring your food out to you.
Volunteers pack a box of food for each patron. No one is being turned away, double portions are offered, and every effort will be made to provide a 14-day supply of food for anyone who is self-quarantined.
Pantry hours are 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday through Friday.
COMPASS – The urgency to support our working families through the COVID-19 crisis is more critical than ever. Unexpected expenses, including medical, increased utilities, or transportation issues, can cripple a family’s financial stability.
Because the health and safety of our community, staff, and volunteers are extremely important to us, COMPASS will continue to serve community residents through our online portal at www.compass614.com (click the button below to connect). You may also leave us voicemail at 614-463-9612. Walk-in appointments are suspended until further notice.
Broad Street Achievement – The afterschool program has moved online in order to support our students and families.
Third Thursday Legal Clinic – Cancelled.
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Broad Street Update:
Dear Broad Street Community,
As the State of Ohio slowly re-opens, I know many of you are wondering, when will we return to in-person worship?
The short answer is not anytime soon.
The decision about returning to in-person worship will be made, not by church staff, but by the session, the governing body of the church. There is currently a team of session members who are examining the issues related to all in-person church activities. Any recommendation regarding in-person worship that they make will be passed on to the whole session for a final decision.
Keep in mind that the church building is not currently closed. The church building has never closed. The Food Pantry has been in operation this whole time – Monday through Friday – meeting unprecedented demand.
Columbus Early Learning Centers, our long-term partner, which operates childcare in the church building, plans to reopen early in June with our blessing and support.
We don’t know when we will gather again for in-person worship. We have, however, identified the values that will shape the decision-making process. We will make decisions:
• mindful of the needs of the most vulnerable among us
• through a careful and thoughtful process of discussion and discernment
• taking into consideration the best scientific knowledge and insight at our disposal
• fully compliant and consistent with the guidance and directives of our public officials
• mindful of the interconnectedness of all who use the building
• aware of the primacy of worship and service
• valuing difference and diversity
• in the spirit of constant prayer
• in full trust of the guidance and love of God
In the meantime, worship continues online. Our youth are gathering together via Zoom. Weekly Bible study is doing the same. Vulnerable adults are being contacted via phone, email, and cards. The work of the church continues. The God who raised Jesus from the dead is at work in our lives and in our world.
Take good care of yourselves and good care of others.
Amy Miracle, Pastor
Broad Street Presbyterian Church
Free Produce Giveaway